In Memory

Monroe "Rabbi" Linn

Jacob Monroe Linn, 61, born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 while enjoying a motorcycle ride in the Wind River Canyon.

Jacob is survived by his wife of thirty years, Andrea Ratzer Linn.  They met as performers at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival in Largo, FL and were married December, 1984.

Serving two tours of duty during the Vietnam era with the U.S. Navy as a corpsman and biological photographer, Jacob attributed his recovery from the stressor of service to his supportive wife, Andrea, and finding the spiritual path of the American Indian “Red Road”.  In addition to his military service he earned a B.S. degree in anthropology from the University of South Florida in Tampa.

While in Florida, Jacob, also known as Jacob Eagle Eyes, began “the Two Worlds” radio program for the WMNF community radio station in which he promoted Native American music, musicians and cultural information.  On July 26, 7pm, 2015, on MDT their current host will dedicate the two hour show to Jacob for his support of the Native American culture.

Jacob had a love for making art through photography and won many awards for his outstanding depictions and interpretations.  Many of his works have been displayed in various galleries and publications.

He and Andrea transplanted to Thermopolis, WY in 2002.  Jacob loved Thermopolis as it reminded him of growing up in (then small town) St. Petersburg where friendship and respect from your neighbors is common place.

Friends and family gathered from around the country for a private ceremony to honor his memory.  The loving support, hugs, and prayers from friends, family and the community have been greatly appreciated during this difficult time.